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Kun Opera Museum

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Kun Opera Museum

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Coral wrote a review Sep 2019
70 contributions24 helpful votes
A nice little free museum. Most of the information isn't in English, but they do include a translation for the labels on exhibits. The costumes and instruments in the theatre hall were particularly interesting. Worth a trip if you're on Pingjiang road and have some free time.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Gisa J wrote a review Sep 2018
Shanghai8 contributions4 helpful votes
The museum is only helpful to Chinese speaking people. This could be improved. The house is in excellent condition. The staff is friendly and helpful. Some of the items are not so well described (especially the musical instruments). But the atmosphere is wonderful and the quietness inside the house is unbeatable.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Cape Seaductive wrote a review Jun 2018
Dinagat Islands, Philippines23 contributions2 helpful votes
You haven't really experience China unless you've been to a Chinese Opera. It's truly a unique experience. Although they may be quite long, as most operas tend to be, It is worth taking a peek at this unique cultural activity. If you go early, you can even watch the performer putting on the make-up and costume. It's the sneak peek - "behind the scenes" type of experience that makes it even more unique.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Inês wrote a review Oct 2017
Lisboa30 contributions3 helpful votes
Pick the right turn and explore quieter streets along Pingjiang St. on your way to this museum. You can tour it in less than 15min, and although it's a short visit that doesn't make it less interesting. The museum is very well kept and offers an insight into what a Kun Opera house used to be. The first room is the Opera hall, and the back rooms are exhibit rooms. Go upstairs for a bird view of the courtyard!
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Weizenx3 wrote a review Mar 2017
New York City, New York31 contributions22 helpful votes
Free museum with a good collection that shows the development of Kun Opera. Also provides introduction of popular Kun opera titles and troupes. The highlight, however, is the performance every Sunday at 2pm. Although usually carried out by young performers who may still need practice for voice or dance movements, the show gives a taste of the art with a quite small cost. The performers try hard to add their own understandings to the show as well. I would recommend the show to anyone who is interested in the Kun Opera.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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